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Borlase, Henry (1806–1835), Plymouth Brother, eldest son of Henry and Ann Borlase, was born at Helston, Cornwall, on 15 February 1806, and educated by Dr Warren at Ottery St Mary, Devon, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1828. After taking orders he became curate at ...

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Darby, John Nelson (1800–1882), member of the so-called (Plymouth) Brethren, was born on 18 November 1800 at 9 Great George Street, Westminster, the youngest of six brothers who survived infancy. His father, John Darby of Markly, Warbleton, Sussex, was born in 1751 and was said to have profited as a merchant from naval contracts in the Napoleonic wars. He inherited ...

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John Nelson Darby (1800–1882) by Edward Penstone © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Groves, Anthony Norris (1795–1853), missionary and a founder of the (Plymouth) Brethren, was born at Newton, Hampshire, on 1 February 1795. His staunchly Anglican parents had lost their savings in speculations, but they were able to send him to a school at Lymington...

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Kelly, William (1821–1906), member of the (Plymouth) Brethren and biblical scholar, only son of William Kelly, an Ulster squire, was born at Millisle, co. Down, in May 1821. His only sister married a Canadian clergyman. He was educated at Dr Nelson's academy, Downpatrick...

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Newton, Benjamin Wills (1807–1899), leader of the Plymouth Brethren and religious writer, was born at Plymouth Dock on 12 December 1807, the only child of Quaker parents, Benjamin Newton, a draper of Plymouth Dock, who died eleven days before the birth of his son, and his widow, ...